Changing Your Habits for Better Health

 I remember one of the best times of my life was when I decided to quit using drugs. Why? Because I wasn’t convinced that it would cause me to spiral into drug addiction. It was the first time in a while that I didn’t have to ask for help.

When you decide to make the right decision, you don’t have to worry about becoming dependent on drugs. Drugs aren’t saving your life. Drug addiction means your body is fighting to function.

Under normal Functions

How do you go about coping with a disease? The answer to that is this: Addiction is a chronic disease that stops our brains from functioning properly. What a brain doctor would tell you is that the way your brain “communicates” is in a very dysfunctional manner.

An Addiction Treatment Schedule

What I learned through my own experience and continuing to educate myself is that you can’t change your path of addiction just because it’s difficult. We’re all guilty of what I’m about to reveal about myself: losing my mind. But, to lose my mind is different from what happens when I lose my part of the brain that’s responsible for logical behavior.



You might be thinking “Well… I wasn’t never suffering from addiction or anything like that.” The answer is actually an attractive reality that stops many from waking up.

Of course, you can’t erase your brain completely. Once drugs slip your mind, you never forget them. But, that’s okay. Nobody is perfect. You can’t get out of addiction until you are stronger and healthier. You need to keep changing as long as you can.

Changes Change Your Health

Think about it, though. If your brain is suffering, then what’s the point of being around others? If it’s suffering, what’s the point of having something you need to fulfill your addiction? We need to think of all the positives of surrounding yourself with healthy and normal people.

To start with, I had to deal with the fear of being shunned. So, whenever I got around people, I had to come clean with them about my addiction. People were very patient at the time. They helped me deal with the initial rush. They weren’t afraid of my self-destruction. And, the people who were bothered were still polite and respectful.



As time went on, and my obsession with my drugs came to an end, my addiction transformed. Being around new people who were receptive to my change was a welcome change from being alone.

When the hidden friend that I always felt lost among the busy “normal” world left, I was made more determined than ever to get my own life back. So, I decided to re-find myself. And then I noticed, that my strength, self-confidence, and happiness grew.

Emotions Become Self-Assured

One of the best things I learned while changing my habits is that I began to find other options for independence.

Take a look at the toxic conversations I often have. They either revolve around body issues or mental health. I’ve gotten into intense conversations with strangers, and I’ve gotten super comfortable using the wrong word. At this point, I’m like a chatterbox. The more I talk the more I realize that talking doesn’t have to take over our lives.

Truthfully, it’s more polite to say “We have a great conversation” than it is to say “I’m not what you want to hear.” “Hi, this is Stan with the rumors” sounds disrespectful. But, letting our friends discover they’re the way they are feels like a conversation that we’ve walked away from.



Instead, I kept staying in control. I informed other people how I felt. And then, I went about becoming more accepting of myself. Feeling more confident. Having a more authentic perspective.

We all get fed up with the way someone talks. But, it’s a small price to pay to find a new way to communicate with a good friend. What I noticed was that friends got out of it in a matter of minutes. But, in the long run, they had more confidence in themselves. And, it gave me the confidence to express myself openly with my friends.

Changing Habits Requires Plenty of Time

As you start to realize that being in a drug world may be far worse than you think,

The article that my friend prompted me to write talks about the importance of understanding why changes in your life happen. You can read more about the importance of making healthy changes in your life here.

In the article, the author talks about the importance of understanding why changes in your life happen, and why change is so difficult to make. The conclusion on why change is hard to make is that what you lack will go back to haunt you when it comes time to make the change yourself.

Although this doesn’t totally apply to all changes, I do believe that there are some patterns that one learns by buying unhealthy habits. I will highlight three of those habits and explain why these types of habits are dangerous.

1. Emotionally Abusive habits.

Examine yourself. Do you know how much you do not engage in healthy relationship activities with your husband? Do you hate your job? What if you really wanted to join a gym but you continue to work on other things outside of it? Your relationship to it is unhealthy because it is destructive and unhealthy.



A Healthy marriage requires healthy engagement and involvement with your spouse. If you need to pamper yourself, cut out other things that give you pleasure, work on your relationships with peers, and engage in healthy activities. On the other hand, if you cannot feel happy in a healthy marriage, then it is time to cut out those things.

2. Shame Habits.

Perhaps you used to live your life in an unrelenting state of self-criticism. Did you know you have a chronic disease? Did you know you can have anxiety attacks from changing your eating habits? Did you know you were a smoker? Did you know you drank too much?

These types of habits are damaging to ones well-being. A Healthy way of life requires self-love and self-acceptance. It is not okay to live your life with addiction or a chronic health problem. If you feel that you don’t have the determination to give you self-care you can seek help. Treat yourself well. Get a specialist to help you.

3. Sympathizing Problems.

Did you know you are poor at coping and you are losing sleep because you cannot help others? Did you know that you have a high risk of depression and social anxiety? What if you make the change by making your family around you happy? What if you start having anxiety attacks but your friends aren’t there for you to help you get through them?



Change will be scary, but it is not necessary to love yourself before it is appropriate to open up to others. You can help yourself. The Self-Care Center has a service that can help you obtain a healthy routine. Do your best to see your doctor. For some clients, it is hard to see doctors because they see doctors as strict. But, for clients who truly desire to get rid of their unhealthy habits, or get healthy themselves, a doctor can help.

You can fill your days better, reduce stress, and save money. At the end of the day, you need to look at yourself. What can change the way your life looks like?

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